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Drivers with Uber and Lyft say they expect to pick up and drop off plenty of passengers in Nashville this weekend due to things like the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Bonnaroo, and CMA Fest.

WKRN.com reports that one driver quit her job to drive for Lyft in Nashville. She says that because parking downtown is so expensive, with some lots charging $80 for two hours, more people will rely on ride-sharing services to get to their destinations. She also said that she expects to complete around 30 fares.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation told reporters that traffic backups and congestion are expected throughout the area, including downtown, and that people who plan on participating the festivities should avoid driving if possible.

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Floods—particularly flash floods—are the number two weather hazard that residents in Middle Tennessee face just behind tornadoes.

Per a report by WKRN.com, flash floods are extremely dangerous for drivers as they combine the destructive power of water with speed and unpredictability. A meteorologist who works with the National Weather Service told reporters that flash flooding is a huge threat to drivers in Middle Tennessee.

She said that terrain plays a major factor in the severity of floods, as steep hills and mountains have fast runoffs, which can lead to fast rising water on roads. Unfortunately, some drivers find themselves in dangerous situations when they drive into floodwater, especially if they don’t know how deep it is.

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The quick actions of a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper helped save the life of a man who was experiencing a medical emergency behind the wheel.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the THP trooper was driving home at the end of his shift on Highway 64 near Pulaski Highway in Giles County when he saw a vehicle driving erratically.

Thinking that the driver may be intoxicated, the trooper initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. When he approached the driver, the trooper discovered that he was slurring his words and sweating. The driver told the trooper that he was trying drive home to Pulaski, Tennessee, but he was heading in the wrong direction.

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Two people suffered critical injuries after their vehicle collided with a semi-truck in Rutherford County on Monday at around 11 a.m.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at the intersection of South Church Street and Joe B. Jackson Parkway near Walmart.

A spokesperson with the Murfreesboro Police Department told reporters that the victims were in critical condition after the accident. WSMV.com reports that a LifeFlight helicopter was called to the scene to transport the victims to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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Two vehicles collided in Clarksville on Monday morning, cause one of them to rollover and end up on its roof in the median.

The Leaf-Chronicle reports that the crash occurred at around 10:15 a.m. when the 39-year-old driver of a 2017 Hyundai Tucson turned right from Tiny Town Road onto Fort Campbell Boulevard.

A report by police Clarksville Police indicated that he took the turn too wide and struck a 2010 Nissan Sentra that was being driven by a 20-year-old man. The impact of the collision caused the Nissan to strike the center median and then roll onto its roof.

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A man was injured after his vehicle was struck by a train in the Bellevue area of Davidson County early Monday.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at the train tracks at McCrory Lane and Highway 70. After the train struck the vehicle, it dragged it down the tracks for around one quarter of a mile. The incident was recorded on a surveillance camera and shows that the track lights and warning signals were on as the train approached the intersection, but the vehicle didn’t slow down before crossing.

Residents who live near the train tracks told reporters that the crossing isn’t equipped with physical barriers or arms, which may have been the cause of multiple accidents between cars and trains in recent years.

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One person was killed and two others seriously injured following a crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 in Davidson County on Saturday morning.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit when the vehicle that a 79-year-old woman, her 54-year-old daughter, and her 24-year-old granddaughter were traveling in left the roadway and struck a rock wall.

The granddaughter was driving at the time of the crash, while her mother was sitting in the front passenger seat. Both suffered injuries, and the mother was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to receive treatment for her injuries. The granddaughter suffered minor injuries.

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A vehicle struck three first responders in Hendersonville late Saturday evening, causing all three to suffer injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the responders were working at a crash scene at the intersection of New Shackle Island Road and Drakes Creek Road just before 8:30 p.m.

The previous crash involved two people who were injured while riding a motorcycle. While the emergency responders were attending to that accident scene, a passing vehicle drove into the path of the workers and struck a sheriff’s deputy, an EMS worker, and a firefighter before crashing into a parked ambulance.

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A vehicle went airborne and crashed into a steel beam early Monday morning in Gallatin, causing one person to suffer fatal injuries.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at around 1 a.m. on Red River Road in Sumner County. An investigation by officers with the Gallatin Police Department revealed that the driver may have lost control of the vehicle, causing it to hit railroad tracks at high speed and then become airborne.

The vehicle then crashed into the beam near a gas station. The impact of the collision was so severe that emergency responders say they found the vehicle’s engine more than 20 feet away from the accident scene.

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Emergency Vehicle Involved in Fatal Accident in Northern Davidson County

An emergency vehicle used by the Nashville Fire Department was involved in an accident that killed one person early Monday morning.

Per a report by WKRN.com, the accident occurred at around 8 a.m. on Whites Creek Pike near Bear Hollow Road in Joelton.

Emergency responders and officers with Metro Nashville Police confirmed that one person died in the accident. The driver of the emergency vehicle also suffered serious injuries because of the accident and was transported to a local hospital. He or she was recently listed in critical condition.

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